119 terms

Real Reading 1 Chapters 1 - 12


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advantage (adj.)
a good or useful feature that something has
body (n.)
the physical structure of a person or animal
burn (v.)
if you __________ fat or calories, you use up energy stored in your body by being physically active
energy (n.)
the physical and mental strength that makes you able to do things
exercise (v.)
to do sports or physical activities in order to stay healthy and become stronger
land (n.)
the solid dry part of the Earth's surface
relaxed (adj.)
feeling calm, comfortable, and not worried or annoyed
safe (adj.)
not likely to cause any physical injury or harm
training (n.)
the process of teaching or being taught the skills for a particular job or activity
weigh (v.)
to have a particular weight (in kg or lbs)
flat (adj.)
smooth and level, without raised or hollow areas, and not sloping or curving
forward (adv.)
towards a place or position that is in front of you
kick (n.)
a movement of your foot or leg, usually to hit something with your foot
natural (adj.)
having a particular quality or skill without needing to be taught and without needing to try hard
power (n.)
the physical strength or effect of something
special (adj.)
not ordinary or usual, but different in some way and often better or more important
stretch (v.)
to straighten your arms, legs, or body to full length
surface (n.)
the top layer of an area of water or land
wave (n.)
a line of raised water that moves across the surface of the sea
win (v.)
to be the best or most successful in a competition, game, election etc
behavior (n.)
the way that someone or something acts in different situations
characteristic (n.)
a quality or feature of something or someone that is typical of them and easy to recognize
clever (adj.)
able to use your intelligence to get what you want, especially in a slightly dishonest way
grass (n.)
a very common plant with thin leaves that covers the ground in fields and gardens and is often eaten by animals
lie (v.)
to deliberately tell someone something that is not true
meal (n.)
an occasion when you eat food, for example breakfast or dinner, or the food that you eat on that occasion
punish (v.)
to make someone suffer because they have done something wrong or broken the law
share (v.)
to have or use something with other people
the same (phr.)
if two people, things, events etc are __________, they are exactly like each other
trick (n.)
something you do in order to deceive someone
apologize (v.)
to tell someone that you are sorry that you have done something wrong
ashamed (adj.)
feeling very sorry and embarrassed because of something you have done
as soon as (phr.)
immediately after something happens, without delay
bottom (n.)
the flat surface on the lowest side of an object
covered (adj.)
having a layer of something on top
dirty (adj.)
covered in or marked by an unwanted substance; unclean
follow (v.)
to go, walk, drive etc behind or after someone else
pocket (n.)
a type of small bag in or on a coat, trousers etc that you can put money, keys etc in
remove (v.)
to take off a piece of clothing
shoulder (n.)
one of the two parts of the body at each side of the neck where the arm is connected
dangerous (adj.)
able or likely to harm or kill you
death (n.)
the end of the life of a person or animal
license (n.)
an official document giving you permission to own or do something for a period of time
pass (v.)
to succeed in an examination or test
poisonous (adj.)
containing or producing a substance that is likely to kill you, or make you very ill
practical (adj.)
relating to real situations and events rather than ideas, emotions etc
prepare (v.)
to make a meal or a substance
raw (adj.)
not cooked
responsible (adj.)
if someone is __________ for an accident, mistake, crime etc, it is their fault or they can be blamed
survive (v.)
to continue to live after an accident, war, or illness
agree (v.)
to have or express the same opinion about something as someone else
full (adj.)
containing as much or as many things or people as possible, so there is no space left
ground (n.)
the surface of the Earth
imagine (v.)
to form a picture or idea in your mind about what something could be like
in fact (phr.)
used when you are adding something, especially something surprising, to emphasize what you have just said
joke (n.)
something that you say or do to make people laugh, especially a funny story or trick
luck (n.)
good things that happen to you by chance
scientist (n.)
someone who works or is trained in science
serious (adj.)
important and needing a lot of thought or attention
wild (n.)
in natural and free conditions, not kept or controlled by people
active (adj.)
always busy doing things, especially physical or mental activities
brain (n.)
the organ inside your head that controls how you think, feel, and move
control (v.)
to make a machine, process, or system work in a particular way
emotion (n.)
a strong human feeling such as love, hate, or anger
experiment (n.)
a scientific test done to find out how something reacts under certain conditions, or to find out if a particular idea is true
find out (phr. v.)
to get information, after trying to discover it or by chance
fun (n.)
an experience or activity that is very enjoyable and exciting
popular (adj.)
liked by a lot of people
similarity (n.)
if there is a __________ between two things or people, they are the same in some way
surprise (v.)
to make someone feel the feeling you have when something unexpected or unusual happens
humorous (adj.)
funny and enjoyable
interpreter (n.)
someone who changes spoken words from one language into another, especially as their job
introduction (n.)
a written or spoken explanation at the beginning of a book, speech etc
make fun of (phr. v.)
to make unkind insulting remarks about someone or something
mistake (n.)
something that has been done in the wrong way, or an opinion or statement that is incorrect
offensive (adj.)
very rude or insulting and likely to upset people
physical (adj.)
related to someone's body rather than their mind or emotions
speech (n.)
a talk, especially a formal one about a particular subject, given to a group of people
translate (v.)
to change written or spoken words into another language
accept (v.)
to allow someone to become part of a group, society, or organization, and to treat them in the same way as the other members
each other (phr.)
used to show that each of two or more people does something to the other or others
famous (adj.)
known about by many people in many places
fashionable (adj.)
popular, especially for a short period of time
feel sorry for (phr.)
to feel pity or sympathy for someone because something bad has happened to them or because they are in a bad situation
identify (v.)
to recognize and correctly name someone or something
leader (n.)
the person who directs or controls a group, organization, country etc
recognize (v.)
to know who someone is or what something is, because you have seen, heard, experienced, or learned about them in the past
stranger (n.)
someone that you do not know
treat (v.)
to behave towards someone or something in a particular way
alone (adj.)
if you are alone in a place, there is no one with you
appear (v.)
to be written or shown on a list, in a book or newspaper, in a document etc
convince (v.)
to make someone feel certain that something is true
department store (n.)
a large shop that is divided into separate departments, each selling a different type of goods
hear about (phr. v.)
to be told or find out a piece of information
hug (v.)
to put your arms around someone and hold them tightly to show love or friendship
owner (n.)
someone who owns something; the boss of a business
ride (v.)
to travel in a bus, car, or other vehicle that you are not driving
throw yourself (v.)
to move or jump somewhere suddenly and with a lot of force
toward (prep.)
used to say that someone or something moves, looks, faces etc in the direction of someone or something
building (n.)
a structure such as a house, church, or factory, that has a roof and walls
copy (v.)
to deliberately make or produce something that is exactly like another thing
design (v.)
to make a drawing or plan of something that will be made or built
efficient (adj.)
if someone or something is __________, they work well without wasting time, money, or energy
evolution (n.)
the scientific idea that plants and animals develop and change gradually over a long period of time
heat (v.)
to make something become warm or hot
pressure (n.)
the force or weight that is being put on to something
protect (v.)
to keep someone or something safe from harm, damage, or illness
rise (v.)
to go upwards
temperature (n.)
a measure of how hot or cold a place or thing is
chance (n.)
the way some things happen without being planned or caused by people
collect (v.)
to get things of the same type from different places and bring them together
fight (v.)
to try very hard to prevent something or to get rid of something unpleasant that already exists
illness (n.)
a disease of the body or mind, or the condition of being ill
intelligence (n.)
the ability to learn, understand, and think about things
organized (adj.)
involving people working together in an effective and well-planned way
path (n.)
a track that has been made deliberately or made by many people walking over the same ground
rule (n.)
what you should do in a particular situation, or a statement about this
solve (v.)
to find or provide a way of dealing with a problem
without (prep.)
used to say that a particular thing has not happened when someone does something